October 30th, 2013
After seeing their perfect season dashed by the Tulsa Cascia Hall Commandos Oct. 17 at Costner Stadium, the Poteau Pirates knew a big win was needed last week at Muldrow. They got it, winning 42-3 to keep the Pirates' hopes at not just a home playoff game in their grasp, but the No. 1 seed from District 4A-4.
â€śIt was huge,â€ť Pirate senior Connor Wheat said. â€śWe knew we had to get a win, and we got a big one.â€ť
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The Poteau Pirates' regular-season finale against Tulsa Rogers will be Nov. 7 at S.E. Williams Stadium in Tulsa, the home of the Tulsa Washington Hornets.
Despite being on a three-game losing streak, the Heavener Wolves can still be a part of the Class 3A playoffs. However, to make that happen, the losing streak needs to be snapped.
The Wolves (2-5 overall, 1-4 in District 3A-8) must win out â€” getting a road win Friday night against Idabel, then winning on Senior Night on Nov. 8 against Eufaula â€” and some help from LeFlore County's other Class 3A team, Spiro, on Friday night. Then, there will be a 10th game [since Heavener has only nine regular-season games in 2013] on the docket.
The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings basketball team will open its 2013-14 season at 5:30 p.m. Friday against State Fair, Mo., and a 1:30 p.m. Saturday contest againstÂ Jefferson County, Mo., in the State Fair Classic at Sedalia, Mo., just east of Kansas City.
The Lady Vikings non-conference schedule will test them early and often.
â€śOur non-conference schedule is tough as usual,â€ť CASC women's coach Jeff Tadtman said. â€śWe open with State Fair, which is one of the top teams in the country. It is going to be challenging in every way, shape and form."
Two of the three Poteau Bandit League teams who played opening-round playoff games on Saturday were victorious.
The fourth-grade team shut out Greenwood (Ark.) Blue 38-0, while the third-graders posted a 26-0 victory over Greenwood White â€” both games at Costner Stadium.
However, the season ended for the fifth-graders in a 48-0 loss to Van Buren (Ark.) White in Van Buren.
The semifinals will take place for the sixth-, fourth- and third-grade teams next Saturday.
1. Trey McKinney, Spiro, 20:11; 2. B.J. Johnson, Poteau, 20:11; 3. Samuel Young, Poteau, 20:44.
Ages 14 and Younger
1. Geren Dalton, Heavener, 28:53; 2. Aaron Baker, Heavener, 30:29; 3. Rodney Duton, Poteau, 31:18.
1. Tyler Manifold, Poteau, 29:31.
1. Trey McKinney, Spiro, 20:11; 2. Samuel Young, Poteau, 20:44; 3. Tyler Broussard, Poteau, 41:17.
1. Joey Collins, Talihina, 23:53; 2. Casey Hemphill, Poteau, 26:13; 3. Stephen Buller, Poteau, 37:44.
Buccaneer Basketball League needs coaches for some of the league's teams. Four coaches are needed for girls teams in the first-second grade division and the fifth-sixth grade division.
Anyone interested in coaching a team needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
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The Stars Basketball Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Spiro High School Multipurpose Gym.
Entry fee is $125 per team, and there is a three-game guarantee.
The tournament is for boys and girls in grades three through eight.
For additional information, call Tiera Cartwright at (479)-252-1810.
The Super Bowl isn't until the first Sunday in February. However, for the Talihina Golden Tigers football team, its super bowl will be Friday night.
The Golden Tigers (8-0, 4-0 in District A-6) will entertain the Savanna Bulldogs (7-1, 4-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Doc Robinson Stadium in a game which will likely decide the district champion.
The Bokoshe Tigers were off last week, and are now ready for their final two games of the regular season.
â€śWe did quite a bit of tackling and hitting drills early last week, and we've taped it off this week,â€ť Bokoshe coach Bryan Murray said. â€śWe did get a chance to go see both teams we are going to play [to end the season]. They played each other, and they're both totally contrasting teams. Maud looks to grind it out on the ground. Southwest Covenant likes to air the thing out â€” and surprise you by running the ball.â€ť
With the biggest game for the Arkoma Mustangs football team coming up on Nov. 8 on Senior Night at Mustang Field, the locals are using this Friday night's non-district road game with Wright Christian in Tulsa as a tune-up for that regular-season finale.
With the grand opening of the Patrick Lynch Public Library drawing near, the Friends of the PLPL are reaching out to all former students of Patrick Lynch for a special dedication.
According to the Friends, Lynch's former Poteau Primary School third-grade students now are Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors in area high schools. They, along with the teachers and staff who worked alongside Lynch and the public are invited to attend the grand opening on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 3-5 p.m. at the library located at 206 S. McKenna in Poteau.